National Adoption Week 2015 takes place this week from 19 to 25 October with the theme ‘Too old at 4?’
Older children waiting to be adopted are often likely to be in sibling groups or to have additional needs and there is currently a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward for these children.
Sadly, sibling groups, those with complex needs and children from black and minority ethnic families are amongst the children who wait longest to be adopted.
During National Adoption Week 2015, City of York Council is joining all its adoption partners to work together to highlight the need to find adoptive families for these children.
While it’s great news that York has no children waiting to be adopted at the moment, across the country there are brothers and sisters, older children and those with special needs or disabilities looking for forever families. Could that be you?
City of York Council is hosting an information event on 2 November from 6:30-8:30pm in central York where you can find out more about what adoption involves and whether it could be right for you. . To book a place please contact the duty adoption worker on: email@example.com or phone 01904 553525.
Anyone interested in adopting or who would like to know more can find lots of useful information onthe Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium website: http://beingfamily.co.uk/ or can phone the national adoption information service – First4Adoption on 0300 222 0022 where the friendly advisers will be happy to answer questions. The First4Adoption information line is open Monday-Friday between 10am and 6pm. You can also find information on their website at http://www.first4adoption.org.uk/